How Using a Local Accountant Can Help

27th January 2016

It is something we are all encouraged to do, and that is to shop local, support the independent and small business in your local community. The same principle that should be applied when choosing an accountant.

We are fortunate enough in West Malling and the surrounding area to have some high quality accountants right on our doorstep, so businesses don’t have to head towards the city to get their books audited.

There are several reasons to go local with your … Read more >>

Top Tips for Unemployed Accountants

25th January 2016

We are hoping that there are not too many of you out there who would class yourselves as ‘unemployed accountants’ particularly as figures from the Office of National Statistics are rather encouraging. According to their figures there has been a quarterly increase in the number of those employed in the in financial and insurance activities since December 2014 so things are looking up.

But we know that not everyone is in their dream job so we have come up with … Read more >>

Could devolution help Ipswich?

22nd January 2016

David Ellesmere, leader of Ipswich council certainly believes so and is quoted as saying it “…will drive forward our local economy and bring great benefits to Ipswich”.

Indeed his thoughts echo those put forward on a national scale by the Local Government Associate which makes the following two claims in its Local solutions for a successful nation publication.

  • Deliver £11billion in savings for the public purse through radical reform.
  • Generate at least £80billion in growth and 700,000
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Does London still have the big pull?

11th January 2016

For many, London is still the place to be if you want to pursue a career in the financial services sector, and on the face of it, one would have a difficult challenge to argue otherwise. Being the home to many large multi-national corporations, stories appearing in the news almost constantly of incredible bonus payouts and the prospect of working in a city that is fundamental to the success of the FS industry on a global scale, the appeal can … Read more >>

What’s Your Niche In Accountancy or Finance?

8th January 2016

It can be difficult to break into the accountancy or finance industry, but it is achievable for many. However, getting yourself into a long-term career niche isn’t quite so easily achievable. To get anywhere in finance you have to be intelligent, disciplined and you must be able, mentally, to cope with some very tough situations.

There are lots of different jobs roles and it usually takes any individual person years and years to find their rightful place. To help you … Read more >>

Great Interview Questions To Ask Accountancy and Finance Candidates

26th December 2015

If you’re trying to hire the best of the best when it comes to accountancy and finance candidates, obviously we should be your first port of call, because we have the expertise and skills to help. In the meantime however, it’s worth considering your current interview questions and general interview process. If you haven’t really got an interview strategy, it is likely you will struggle to get the information you need from your candidates. This may lead to you hiring … Read more >>

12 Things To Do On Your First Day At Your New Job, So You End Up Smiling At The End Of It

1st December 2015

The time has finally come – you have landed yourself a brand, spanking new job. You made a fantastic CV, you aced the interview and you got the job over 25 other applicants – quite clearly you are the best. All you need to do now is get through the first day unscathed. Anyone who’s had a ‘first day’ before at any job can tell you there are plenty of potential pitfalls. Accidentally offending someone, going red, feeling like you … Read more >>

5 Things You Must Do Before A Job Interview

27th November 2015

Interviews are nerve-inducing occasions that are so important, exciting and terrifying – all at the same time. Attending an interview is enough to make many people fall apart, but it needn’t be that way. This is just a small part of a much bigger picture, one that involves you showing off your awesome skills and getting the job you deserve.

Some people can just saunter up to an interview unprepared and nail it, no prep needed. However, most of us … Read more >>

6 Top Tips For Small Businesses Looking To Hire New Employees

24th November 2015

As a small business, hiring an employee is huge. It is exciting because your business needs an extra pair of hands, and your company dynamic is about to completely change. However, it’s also terrifying because your business needs an extra pair of hands and your company dynamic is about to completely change…

Don’t panic. This is really exciting and you don’t need to have done an exam to hire the right person, you just need to read these top tips:… Read more >>

Use Social Media To Make Your Job Search Even Stronger

17th November 2015

You’ve Connected With Us, But How About Everyone Else?

When you’re fresh on the job market again, your first step will of course be engaging with us, sending us your fantastic CV, and letting us help you get your perfect job. Following that though, you’ll need to use all the other tools available to you to help you get hired.

If you don’t already use social media for job hunting, it’s time to ditch the horse and cart and get … Read more >>